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Douglas Edmonds

Douglas Edmonds

Associate Professor of Geological Sciences
Sedimentology
Malcolm and Sylvia Boyce Chair in Geological Sciences

Office:  GY425
Phone:   812-855-4512
Email:   edmondsd@indiana.edu

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., 2009, The Pennsylvania State University
  • M.Sc., 2006 The Pennsylvania State University
  • B.Sc, 2003, St. Louis University

Post-Doctoral Research Announcement

The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Indiana University invites applicants for a post‐doctoral research position in the lab of Professor Douglas Edmonds. The successful candidate will be involved in a large, multidisciplinary National Science Foundation Coastal Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability project on the sustainability of deltaic coastlines, with particular reference to the Mississippi River Delta. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a basin‐scale morphodynamic model using Delft3D based on the Mississippi Delta. The goal is to understand how deltaic land building evolves under different conditions of sediment supply by rivers, subsidence, vegetation growth, and ocean conditions. Find out more about this position.

Research Interests

Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, and Geomorphology of Depositional Sedimentary Systems

My research focuses on the sedimentology, stratigraphy, and geomorphology of depositional sedimentary systems. Example projects and scales of interest range from: secondary circulation and turbulence to formation of reach-scale features such as levees, to whole system behavior of deltas and river belts. I use a combination of mathematical modeling, field observation, and occasionally experimentation to understand these systems. My research is generally directed toward understanding the coupled surficial and sedimentological evolution of these systems. Below is a link to my research website.